Screening for HIV infection should be part of routine antenatal screening

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7108.608 (Published 06 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:608
  1. Ben Essex, General practitionera
  1. a Sydenham Green Health Centre, London SE26 4TH

    Editor—In pregnant women with HIV infection, zidovudine (taken by mouth antenatally, given intravenously during delivery, and then given by mouth to the baby for six weeks) reduces the risk of perinatal transmission of the …

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